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7/1/2014 6:58:04 PM - Clint Darden
Circa Max Bench, Snatch, Clean PR!

I knew that going Full Circa Max is a great way to eat into my tendons between the box squat and the bench press BUT I have some Deadlift and Log Press GOALS that I want to hit This Summer. I know that it will take a few things to achieve these.

1) I will have to finish the last few weeks with heavy straight weight lifts plus speed/technique work.

2) I will need 2-5 weeks of high volume work on GHR's, GM's, speed deads, speed/technique log press, lats, triceps, and Meadow's Shoulder Work.

3) So I need to keep it simple right now and hit the Circa Max work as much as possible because I have no other option.

Bench Press
searched for the right music till I found Bob Segar...
Doubled Monster Mini Bands
Singled Pro Short Mini Bands
157 + bands x 3 x 5 sets, short rest periods
3 Board: 185 + bands x 2 x 2
4 Board: 185 + bands x 2 x 2
1 Board: 185 + bands x 1

Incline Bench Press (not comfortable)
135 x 10 x 3 sets (watch the set I posted on video)

I was going to finish but my wife called, she just woke up from her nap and wanted to come train. I spent the next hour cleaning the gym and eating more chocolate filled croissants and drank a liter of apple juice.

these hurt right at the finish
worked up to 80 x 2 x 2

Clean: (still can't jerk)
warm ups
60 x 2 x 2
70 x 1...PR!!!!
80 x 1 power clean and 1 miss
80 x 1 miss, then 1 full clean...PR!!!

My wife wasn't feeling great when she got there so I changed the music from Segar to Pink (she loves Pink) and I seriously think it threw her off. The moment I changed it back to random gym music she got better. Once your mind starts are screwed in Weightlifting

Bench Press, Snatch, Clean and Jerk Training June 30 2014 from Clint Darden on Vimeo.

Clint Darden

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